Tuesday, October 22, 2013

Psalm 65 Jehovah-Jireh, Provider of All Things

In those grace filled moments in which we see the world from the God’s eye view; we see pure, perfect potential in every circumstance. We know that there is no limitation in the world. There is no situation that does not have its ‘silver lining’ in a spiritual context. Every moment is an opportunity to be loved and loving. As children of God all that is God’s is ours. However, we can only receive that which we understand. And so we must come to the realization that we are and have all that we need and want. We have the steadfast love of God.

Tuesday, October 15, 2013

Psalm 119:97-104 Discipline

It is not through intellectual understanding that we follow God. It is through surrendering to the Divine that we attain wisdom and understanding. Knowing God is not an overnight process but a lifelong one. Age does not necessarily bring wisdom, for one who is obstinate may have lived many years, but has not learned the true lessons of life. We can only hope that each day, in fact every minute and second, that our mind is open and receptive enough to learn all of the new lessons before us. When we follow the law it is a sweet thing because we can rest in the comfort of God’s protection and in the Truth.  8KQGVYRRHRJQ

Tuesday, October 8, 2013

Psalm 66 - God's Grace

Most of us are blessed with grace filled moments in which we recognize that all of the blessings of our lives are not because of anything that we have done to deserve them (who has kept us among the living and has not let our feet slip). All of the marvelous works in our life and in the world are because of the nature of God (his name). When we realize that God has taken care of every detail—from our conception, to the beating of our hearts, to the way the brain processes information—we cannot help but give praise. There is so much around us that we cannot explain or replicate with human understanding. All of these gifts give us clues to the character of God.

Tuesday, October 1, 2013

Psalm 137 Confusion and Chaos

By Maj. Mike Feeney (http://www.mnf-iraq.com/; exact source;) [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons
The rivers of Babylon represent the currents of confusion and sense consciousness that we cannot pull ourselves out of at times.  These are the times that try us, when we get caught in this current inevitably we feel totally out of control of our lives and the events in our lives.  We can understand why the psalmist wept when he remembered Zion, which is a loving, peaceful state of mind.  Often when we are caught up in sense consciousness we are told by the media, our friends and our families that we should be happy about the material things we have attained.  However we feel unhappy and in bondage to our house, our job or whatever may be the problem.